Ten Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines
Merlin Formation The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) and the Hamilton Air Show organized a historic aviation event with The Merlin Formation. It was Father’s Day weekend, 2013, and CWHM brought together six W.W. II Warbirds for a formation flight. These six warbirds were powered by a total of ten Rolls-Royce
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Matt Younkin It was at the Hamilton Air Show when LearnToFly.ca editors, Greg and Geoff McKay, met up with Matt Younkin of Younkin AirShows. Matt learned to fly at age 14, and he is an exceptional aerobatics pilot! Matt received the 2012 Bill Barber Award for Air Show Showmanship. Matt is a 2nd
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B-25J Mitchell “HOT GEN!” Medium Bomber
B-25 Hot Gen! The North American B-25J Mitchell Bomber owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) is affectionately known as Hot Gen because of its painted Nose Art. It was customary to paint either ”Pin-Ups” or Comic Strip Characters on the noses of W.W. II Warbirds and bombers.
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The World’s Only Flying SB2C Helldiver!
CAF Helldiver This Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Helldiver is the only Curtiss SB2C Helldiver still flying in the entire world! Approximately 7,200 Helldivers were built, and of these only five are left. Of the five remaining SB2C’s, only this one (Number 32) is currently flying.
The SB2C Navy Dive
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Milla Jovovich in the Yak-52 Cockpit
Have you seen Resident Evil: Afterlife? Milla Jovovich (Alice) and Ali Larter (Claire Redfield) fly around in a vintage Yak-52 airplane as they battle deadly Zombies and the corrupt Umbrella Corporation. As the tyrant Zombie Virus spreads around the globe, Alice and Claire must fly from Tokyo to Alaska
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T-28B and T-28C Trojan Aircraft
Danny Richer and his T-28B Trojan LearnToFly.ca Editor, Geoff McKay receives the VIP tour from T-28B Trojan owner Danny Richer.
Danny Richer was at the Brantford Charity Air Show in Brantford, Ontario. Danny is the proud owner pilot of a North American Aviation (NAA) T-28B Trojan Aircraft. Danny’s vintage T-28B
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Martin Mattes of Bandit Airshows
L-29 Delfin Jet What an incredible Jet!
This spectacular Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin Jet is owned by Retired Captain Martin “Bandit” Mattes of Bandit Airshows.
LearnToFly.ca Editors, Greg McKay and Geoff McKay, met up with Martin Mattes at the Brantford Air Show 2010.
Great Guy! Martin is one of the
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The Harvard – A Canadian Aviation Icon
The Canadian Harvard Aircraft A favourite at the Canadian Aviation Expo (2008) was the Canadian Harvard Aircraft. Based in Tillsonburg, Ontario, the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) maintains a fleet of vintage Harvard Aircraft beautifully restored and maintained.
The CHAA is a volunteer organization started 1985 at a
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